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Whether you are planning a merger as part of your growth strategy, thinking about diversifying into new sectors or looking for new funding options, our experts offer you the right mix of legal and commercial advice. With over 25 years’ experience in emerging Europe, we are the preferred M&A adviser to corporates and financial institutions, and have topped the regional deal tables by volume for a number of consecutive years. With domestic experts and English law practitioners on the ground in 15 offices across the region, we can mobilise international specialist teams quickly to manage your cross-border transactions.

The CMS Turkey team includes not only very experienced Turkish lawyers but also international transactional lawyers, including both UK and US qualified lawyers, who have worked extensively on Turkey-related deals for many years. Over the years, we have developed a deep understanding of how to structure and complete transactions in and relating to Turkey, with a particular focus on cross border and international transactions. 

We add value by thinking and acting beyond our traditional role to secure the competitive edge you need in an ever-changing business environment. Whether a global multinational group or a dynamic domestic business, we can deliver a tailored, commercial, cost effective solution for you, covering areas such as M&A, private equity, equity capital markets, outsourcing, group restructuring and privatisations. 

Our cross-border teams include experts in sectors such as banking, consumer products, energy, infrastructure, insurance, lifesciences, real estate and construction, technology and media. This means we can save time and money by understanding your specific issues, providing advice within context and pinpointing the commercial issues and risks in your transaction.

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08 May 18
Green­field In­vest­ments in CEE 2018
15 Jan 20
Tur­key launches Com­mer­cial Elec­tron­ic Com­mu­nic­a­tion Man­age­ment Sys­tem
The Turk­ish Trade Min­istry has car­ried out ex­tens­ive amend­ments to the Reg­u­la­tion on Com­mer­cial Com­mu­nic­a­tions and Com­mer­cial Elec­tron­ic Mes­sages, which over­sees com­mer­cial com­mu­nic­a­tions and re­port­ing...
01 Nov 16
In­vestors eye op­por­tun­it­ies in Europe amid un­cer­tainty...
31 Dec 19
Amend­ment on cap­it­al move­ments re­quires for­eign share­hold­ers to con­vert...
For­eign share­hold­ers in Turk­ish com­pan­ies are now ad­vised to con­vert their cap­it­al in­creases in­to for­eign cur­rency with­in three months or the in­crease will be con­sidered a share­hold­er loan. This change...
23 Dec 19
A new EU op­er­a­tion­al re­si­li­ence frame­work for cy­ber se­cur­ity?
Our re­cent Law-Now art­icle dis­cussed the FCA, PRA and Bank of Eng­land con­sulta­tions on im­prov­ing fin­an­cial sta­bil­ity in the UK mar­kets through op­er­a­tion­al re­si­li­ence. Con­tinu­ing this theme, but now from...
16 Dec 19
Elec­tron­ic board of dir­ect­ors meet­ing sys­tem now avail­able in Tur­key
As the cent­ral se­cur­it­ies de­pos­it­ory of Tur­key's cap­it­al mar­kets, the Turk­ish Cent­ral Re­gistry Agency (“CRA”) has launched a new in­form­a­tion sys­tem that al­lows for board of dir­ect­ors and man­age­ment...
30 Oct 19
EU auto in­dustry turns to 'ac­quis­i­tion and hir­ing' to build com­pet­it­ive...
In the mod­ern era, di­git­al­isa­tion is dis­rupt­ing es­tab­lished busi­ness mod­els and the auto­mot­ive in­dustry is no ex­cep­tion. In or­der to stay com­pet­it­ive, auto­makers must ad­apt to the chal­lenges of elec­tric...
24 Oct 19
Busi­ness now feel­ing the ef­fects of GDPR in M&A trans­ac­tions
Auto­mot­ive, health­care and fin­an­cial ser­vices are prime ex­amples of sec­tors that are un­der­go­ing rap­id di­git­al change. This trans­form­a­tion in the di­git­al en­vir­on­ment is caus­ing busi­ness mod­els to be rad­ic­ally...
14 Oct 19
Man­dat­ory tender pro­ced­ure in Tur­key E-Pro­cure­ment: (E-İhale)
On 1 June 2019, a new era for the Turk­ish pub­lic pro­cure­ment sys­tem began. From that date, bid­ders may sub­mit the tender of­fers for pub­lic pro­cure­ments solely through the Elec­tron­ic Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment...
04 Oct 19
Volk­swa­gen es­tab­lishes a com­pany in Tur­key
On 2 Oc­to­ber 2019, the Turk­ish Trade Re­gistry Gaz­ette an­nounced that Volk­swa­gen had es­tab­lished a joint-stock com­pany in Tur­key un­der the trade name Volk­swa­gen Tur­key Oto­mot­iv Sanayi ve Ticaret An­on­im...
16 Sep 19
Un­col­lec­ted coupon, bonds and share re­ceiv­ables will no longer be...
The Art­icles of Law on Trans­fer of a Com­pany’s Coupon, Bonds and Share Re­ceiv­ables, which are Barred by Pre­scrip­tion, to the State Treas­ury (“Law No 2308”) have been res­cin­ded by a re­cent de­cision...
31 Jul 19
M&A and GDPR: an­nounced GBP 99 m hotel chain fine high­lights due di­li­gence...
A year since the im­ple­ment­a­tion of the GDPR, de­cisions were handed down in the UK and Ger­many re­veal­ing how the reg­u­la­tion has a dir­ect im­pact on M&A trans­ac­tions. In one rul­ing, the Su­per­vis­ory Au­thor­ity...